Celebrate Black History Month Delicious and Fascinating Way

Tillery, author of a series of cookbooks combining African-American History and traditional recipes, will speak about survival foods, their introduction to the American culture, and their importance during times of change and transition.

Carolyn Quick (C.Q.) Tillery lives in Arlington and is an award-winning food history cookbook author. Ms. Tillery married two of her passions - history and food - to create a "pick up and go" career for herself.

An NAACP Image Literary Award finalist, her writing credits include: The Military Wives' Cookbook (2008); Southern Homecoming Traditions (2006); Celebrating Our Equality (2003); A Taste of Freedom (2002); At Freedom's Table (2001); the African American Heritage Cookbook, (1996). She also serves on the Arlington County Democratic Committee kitchen crew. Her books are available for purchase online, and she will be happy to sign any book that you bring to the event.

Ms. Tillery received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Tuskegee Institute (now University) and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. And she loves to cook and share fascinating stories.


Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002. They offer a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, clubs, special events and activities to help meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50, regardless of residence location.


Monday, February 6, 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Lecture Target Audience: 55+
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